ASVEMC Board Meeting minutes

The Asian SOVE and Mosquito Control (ASVEMC)’s Board meeting was held in Tanyi Room, Pan Pacific Hotel, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, October 22 at 5pm, 2018.

President-Elect Dr. Ming-Hao Zhou on behalf of President Dr. Gunter C. Muller (absent due to sick) held the Board meeting to call the meeting to order. Vice President Dr. Chun-Xiao Li, Past President Dr. Qi-Yong Liu, Executive Director Dr. Tong-Yan Zhao, Secretary Mrs. Ming-Yu Wu, Regional Directors, Dr. Abu Hassan, Dr. Hong-Liang Chu, Dr. Yi-Ping Liu on behalf of Dr. Li-Feng Lin, and Dr. Yong Zhang on behalf of Dr. Xiao-Peng Zeng, Dr. Err-Linn Hsu (later) attended the meeting. Dr. Rui-De Xue also attended the meeting. Dr. Zhao and each Regional Director gave a brief report about their regional mosquito-borne diseases and other items. Dr. Xue on behalf of Website Master Mr. Brian Liang gave the update about the ASVEMC website and reported the SOVE annual meeting in California and the world mosquito control association’s 3rd board meeting.

Dr. Qi-Yong Liu, Nomination Committee Chair gave an overview of Dr. Feng-Xia Meng’s background, education, work experience, and lead ship, who was nominated for the Vice President. Dr. Zhou asked for motion for the nomination. Dr. Liu made the motion and Dr. Zhou was 2nd. During discussion, several members appreciated Dr. Meng’s willing to serve the association. It will benefit the association through more collaboration due to her current position as the President of the Chinese Vector Biology and Control Association. Dr. Zhou asked for vote. The motion carried and vote “yes” unanimously. The result will be announced at the 4th ASVEMC meeting, May 27, 2019 and the new officers will be installed by the SOVE President Dr. Uli Bernier.

Dr. Qi-Yong Liu, Past President and Mr. Brian Liang, website master were nominated for outstanding service awards at the 4th ASVEMC meeting, May 27, 2019. Dr. Zhou asked for motion, Dr. Chu made the motion, Dr. Zhao was 2nd. During the discussion, Dr. Liu asked for one or two for the service awards. If only one, he would like to recommend the award to Mr. Liang. The Board and the by-law do not have the limitation for the awards. Dr. Zhou called for vote. The motion carried and vote “yes” unanimously. Dr. Liu and Mr. Liang will receive the awards at the 4th ASVEMC meeting, May 27, 2019. Dr. Zhou called for other motion about the outstanding achievement awards (Dr. H. Kawada for his contribution about spatial repellents and Dr. T. Chareonviriyaphap for his contribution about insecticides and its impact on mosquito behavior). Dr. Hassan made the motion and Dr. Zhou was 2nd. Discussion: the board size for award needs to be small and easy to be carried. Dr. Zhou called for vote. The motion was carried and vote “yes” unanimously. The award will be presented at the 4th ASVEMC meeting on May 27, 2019.

Dr. Zhao updated about the preparation for the 4th ASVEMC meeting and the 6th International Forum for Surveillance and Control of Mosquitoes and Vector-Borne Diseases, Xiamen, May 27-30, 2019. She will visit the meeting city and site to choice the hotel next month. This has been postponed due to the recent transaction of host organization in Xiamen. She and Mrs. Wu will give update about the hotel by the end of the year. Also, Dr. Xue and Dr. Hsu discussed about the possibility to have a workshop about vector biology and control in Taibei, Taiwan after the 4th ASVEMC and the 6th IFSCMVD (May 27-30) meeting. The workshop will be in cooperation with Taiwan Association of Vector and Pest Control (Dr. Hsu is the President). Dr. Hsu, Dr. Xue, and Dr. Zhao will coordinate about this and hope to have the jointing workshop in the morning of May 31 and have a field trip in the afternoon. More details will be announced after new year.

At Dr. Althbyani’s request for adding Dr. Naimah as Assistant Director for his region. The board discussed about this and agreed with his request and recommendation and also considered about this decision which is based on each regional director’s need. Each regional Director may make the decision based on his/her needs and inform the decision to the Board.

Next Board meeting will be held in Xiamen before the 4th ASVEMC meeting and the 6th IFSCMVD meeting, May 26 at 4pm, 2019.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:40pm.

The meeting minutes recorded, prepared, and provided by Dr. Tong-Yan Zhao, Executive Director and Mrs. Ming-Yu Wu, Secretary and assisted by Dr. Rui-De Xue